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Telsmith Names News President

Effective Feb. 13, 2013, Matthew Haven has assumed the role as president of Telsmith, Inc. Haven replaces Richard Patek, who will concentrate on his role of group vice president of the Aggregate & Mining Division of Astec Industries Inc.

“While the future for Telsmith has an air of excitement with new products, such as the T900 cone crusher, it is important that we, as a company, continue to strive for excellence in serving existing customers, while also achieving growth within the aggregate & mining industries,” said Haven. “I am proud to lead the Telsmith team in delivering innovative processing solutions throughout the world.”

Haven joined Telsmith in 1997 as a chief engineer of research and development where he lead innovative developments, including the SBS Crushers, TRAC10, Iron Giant Jaw Crushers, and Hydra-Jaw. In 2000, Haven was named director of engineering, in 2008 was named vice president and lastly as the executive vice president and general manager of Telsmith in 2012, prior to being appointed as president last month.

“Matt Haven has an extensive track record of demonstrated success and a is proven leader within Telsmith,” said Richard Patek, group vice president, Astec Aggregate & Mining Division. “I am confident that his guidance will enable the 300 plus employees of Telsmith to successfully grow the brand within the global marketplace.”